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Immunization benefits outweight risks

Immunizations and vaccines have been hot topics with some parents refusing to get their children immunized because they believe autism may be a serious side effect.

April 22, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Conference on running churches

The Alliance of Administrators will host its third Administrators Conference on Friday-Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for April 22

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

April 22, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of April 22-29

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're doing better on the flexibility issue, but you still need to loosen up a bit to show you can be less judgmental and more understanding about certain sensitive matters.

April 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Georgia Cities Week gets going

Hinesville's Georgia Cities Week celebration is reaching its peak as many public events are being offered through Saturday.

April 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Things to Do


Fort Stewart asks Bryan residents for inputs

Fort Stewart has a great deal of growth planned for the next six years. The Army is looking for input from the community, including neighboring Bryan County, as it plans for that growth.

The Army is asking local people to identify environmental issues and review their proposed master plan for 18 projects that are on the table. Among the planned construction projects are numerous firing ranges, complexes and road widening.

April 22, 2009 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | News


Two concerts here Friday

The first Lunchtime Concert in the Park organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority for the 2009 season is Friday, featuring Biscuit Miller and the Mix.

April 21, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


Sugar maker accuses whistleblower of faking warning

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for one of the nation's largest sugar producers accused a whistleblower Monday of faking a report that he says he sent to company executives warning them of the dust hazard at a Georgia refinery days before a blast there killed 14 workers.

Lawyers defending Imperial Sugar in more than 30 lawsuits filed a motion in Chatham County State Court asking a judge to throw out the report and all testimony by Graham H. Graham because he "knowingly provided false testimony." Graham was vice president of operations at the Texas company at the time of the explosion.

April 21, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


GBI: Weapon examiner testing faulty

ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a state firearms examiner has resigned over faulty testing and dozens of criminal cases in the state could be in jeopardy.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead says Bernadette Davy admitted to not fully testing guns. She could not be reached for comment Monday after GBI announced she had resigned April 1. She had been an examiner since 1991.

April 21, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Parades honor deploying Guard units

DUBLIN - Parades honoring the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade kick off in Dublin.

Brigade commander Col. Lee Durham says the 48th and its support battalions are being shipped in stages to Afghanistan.

April 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Avoid work-at-home scams

Everyone's seen them-seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it's just a phone call or mouse click away...

Might be tempting during these uncertain economic times, but beware of any offers that promise easy money for minimum effort-many are scams that fill the coffers of criminals.

April 20, 2009 | FBI story | Public Safety


Post reaches 100-day safety mileston

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd Infantry Division marked 100 days fatality free March 27. In the 100 days leading up to March 27, the installation did not lose a Soldier to a traffic accident fatality.

"This is a major milestone and CSM Jesse Andrews and I couldn't be more proud of our soldiers," said 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo. "A Soldier's life is inherently dangerous. Every day, we handle weapons and work on or operate unforgiving vehicles and equipment. Even without the presence of an armed enemy, there are so many ways to ...

April 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Sports briefs for April 19, 2009

LCRD officials sought

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for April 19, 2009

Today

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Come to life spiritually through Jesus

There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.

November 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Lady Tide beat Toombs; Boys edged out

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Schools name teacher of year

Diana Anderson, media specialist at Lyman Hall Elementary was named district teacher of the year Thursday, during the Liberty County School System 2016 Teacher of the Year dinner at Bradwell Institute.

November 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two shot outside Long Co. nightspot

Authorities are investigating the shooting of two people at a Long County nightspot early Saturday.

November 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Paddlers explore creek

Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.

November 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Movies contribute to 'Christmas creep'?

There's been a lot of discussion on the Web lately about so-called “Christmas creep,” which refers to the holiday season being heavily hyped earlier and earlier with each passing year. (It’s also a nickname for my Uncle Harry, but we won’t go into that.)

November 22, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let the orientation begin

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, and other area elected officials will contribute periodic columns during the upcoming legislative sessions. This is a report about orientation that he went through last week.

November 20, 2014 | By U.S. Rep.-elect Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Ticket Specials Available for GSU Eagles Home Finale Nov. 29th

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.

November 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Analyzing elections, predicting next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week, scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill, when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed up Junior when I told him.

November 19, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


It's not difficult to see why SPLOST failed

Editor, Why did SPLOST fail? Just take a look at the article in Sunday's Coastal Courier: "City council looks at property-tax increase."

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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